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By MrKal_El, Member on 12th April 2014, 10:26 AM
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Hey guys...one of the most used and important features in any Android phone for me is the RGB notification LED.

The S4 and Nexus 5 had great ones...I'm a little worried about the very dull one on the S5.

I cannot get Light Flow to work at all...and while I know the S5 is really new...just a little troublesome...
 
 
12th April 2014, 10:34 AM |#2  
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Hey guys...one of the most used and important features in any Android phone for me is the RGB notification LED.

The S4 and Nexus 5 had great ones...I'm a little worried about the very dull one on the S5.

I cannot get Light Flow to work at all...and while I know the S5 is really new...just a little troublesome...

It does have an RGB flash, tested colors with LED Tester app, but haven't set up Lightflow, which is often rather complicated. You may restart your phone after setting it up and see if it works properly.

I guess it's duller because the plastic over it is thicker due to the IP certification (?), now why isn't there a cutout for it like for the sensors is beyond me.
12th April 2014, 11:19 AM |#3  
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I find it bright enough, far better than whats on HTC phones. I can also see it from a 45 degree angle, the one on the s4 was better still but not complaining as it still does its job
12th April 2014, 02:38 PM |#4  
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It does have an RGB flash, tested colors with LED Tester app, but haven't set up Lightflow, which is often rather complicated. You may restart your phone after setting it up and see if it works properly.

I guess it's duller because the plastic over it is thicker due to the IP certification (?), now why isn't there a cutout for it like for the sensors is beyond me.

I went and downloaded that LED Tester program.. And no matter what color I choose.. It only blinks blue... (Even after a restart and deleting Light flow)

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12th April 2014, 05:11 PM |#5  
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I went and downloaded that LED Tester program.. And no matter what color I choose.. It only blinks blue... (Even after a restart and deleting Light flow)

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk

Led tester works perfectly for me in all colours. Be warned if you get an incoming notification whilst testing the colours, the light will revert to the notification colour until you click on the notification and reset the led.

Hope this makes sense lol

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13th April 2014, 01:42 PM |#6  
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I got in contact with the maker of Light flow who directed me to this page http://www.folioflow.com/ff/page/web...ow/pageId/2380

... And it is working great! Whew...

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18th April 2014, 08:21 PM |#7  
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I got in contact with the maker of Light flow who directed me to this page http://www.folioflow.com/ff/page/web...ow/pageId/2380

... And it is working great! Whew...

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk


All off the LightFlow app developer's websites/servers are down. Could you please give me the run-down on what you did to fix it? (I'm having the exact same problem).
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I agree the LED is VERY dull, my sister just got the LG g2 and the led on it is beautiful very bright and vivid colours.
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